continued A nod to fashion is also making its debut during the festival ia a Haute Style Fashion Tent and Lounge. It features a collection of couture designs and accessories by top name designers like Georg Jensen and Max Mara.
Hill said the fashion element gives everybody a chance to “stroll the grounds and stop in and look at what’s on display.” The fashion lounge will also host a live auction.
What may well be one of the biggest draws to the festival will be another first - a Cast Iron Chef Challenge on Saturday, with host celebrity chef Suvir Saran. Area chefs Jaime Ortiz of Mazzone Hospitality and Patrick Longton of The Wishing Well will be competing using mystery ingredients. Tickets for the challenge are $10, kids 12 and under are free courtesy ofCDPHP.
The challenge is the final round of a summer-long cooking invitational sponsored by Adirondack Appliance and Blue Star, and it was Tom Thibeault of Adirondack Appliance who came up with the idea.
“Our economy is largely depressed and it’s easy to fail in protecting the arts … I don’t want to see them slip away into oblivion,” said Saran, who lives in Hebron and owns Dévi, an Indian restaurant in Manhattan. “We need every penny to expose children to the arts.”
For a full schedule of events at the festival, visit spac.org.